President Trump was quite right to want to drain the swamp—not just DC lobbying and cronyism but also the bloated administrative staffs from agency to agency.
Biden said his cabinet would “bring the Mayor Petes of the world into this administration… and even if they don’t come in, their ideas come into this administration.”
Sidney Longwell’s case is just one of many examples of federal agencies weaponizing bureaucratic delay against American citizens.
Perhaps this wasn’t actually the most statistically improbable perfect storm of innocent oversights and clerical errors, all of which worked against Carter Page.
The FISC this week ordered the FBI to advise the court of what steps FBI will take to ensure their abuses are not repeated. That should just be a start.
After the release of the Department of Justice’s inspector general report, former FBI Director James Comey finally admitted he’s been misleading the country about the FBI’s integrity and reliability.
Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s investigation was limited in scope and thus will leave unanswered many of the questions surrounding the FBI’s targeting of the Trump campaign.
This entire episode, and many more, should cause us to rethink certain legal principles related to federal employees that have governed us for decades.
The HIRE Act would relocate nearly all of the employees of ten executive departments to regions of the country that need the jobs more.
Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) have proposed new legislation to move 90 percent of federal agency jobs out of Washington DC.
Too many of the unelected bureaucrats who staff the alphabet soup agencies seem to feel entitled to circumvent the will of the American people when it conflicts with their priors.
The EO merely requires agencies to ‘take appropriate steps’ to ‘encourage institutions’ to promote free speech and debate. Much, much more is needed.
Scholar and political theorist John Marini’s new book addresses the foundational constitutional problem of our age—how to rein in America’s unaccountable federal bureaucracy.
Too often, medical research is stunted by cronyism, bad incentives, and lack of competent peer review. And it all comes at the expense of taxpayers.
Employees can allege discrimination and receive money as a result, without ever having to prove that discrimination actually took place. This encourages more frivolous complaints.
Today, it is nearly impossible to fire the 2.8 million federal bureaucrats who staff the executive agencies, from which they issue rules that directly affect the lives of Americans every day.
The EPA under Scott Pruitt came under intense media scrutiny for accusations of ethics violations, including private jet travel, contacts with energy executives, and trying to find his wife a job.
The administration proposes changing the FDA’s name to the ‘Federal Drug Administration,’ making clear that its focus will solely be on drugs, devices, biologics, and tobacco.
The paradox of freedom has always been to create a government strong enough to defend the people against their foreign enemies, but not so strong that it becomes an oppressor itself.
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